Bicycle Accidents

Monmouth County Bicycle Accident Attorney

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Bicycles are quickly becoming one of the most popular modes of transportation and recreation. Cycling is becoming a culture and New Jersey continues to work hard to provide safe lanes for travel and even bike paths that link towns and allow riders a path free of cars and pedestrians. Unfortunately, accidents are bound to happen and when cyclists are forced to share the road with other drivers in various sized vehicles, the risk of injury skyrockets. Because cyclists ride with little to no safety equipment, their injuries can be devastating. Cyclists can suffer from a variety of serious injuries, including bone fractures, concussion, spinal cord injury and more. If you were involved in a bicycle accident, you may need to consider your legal options. Contact Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. for an initial consultation to discuss your case and allow us to explore your legal options. If you need our legal support, we are here to serve.

Bicycle accidents and other drivers

Many bicycle accidents occur because of the negligence of other drivers that share the road. Some of the many negligent acts that impact the safety of cyclists includes:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Reckless driving
  • Distracted driving

It is important to note the amazing impact handheld technology has on the safety of cyclists. According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, using cell phones in a way that takes your eyes off the road is 6 times more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol. If you can prove that the driver was acting negligently, you may be able to recover damages to compensate you the effects of your injuries.  

Bicycle accidents and road conditions

Not all bicycle accidents are the result of the negligence of drivers. Many accidents with motor vehicles occur because of the conditions they and others face on the road. Not all roads and bicycling lanes are maintained up to a reasonable standard. There are many hazards that can impact a driver’s and cyclist’s ability to safely navigate the streets of New Jersey, including but not limited to:

  • Weather conditions
  • Pavement issues
  • Unattended spills

When a bicycle collision is caused by road conditions and the driver is not to blame, it may be time to explore liability. If you have to sue a municipality, you need to act quickly. You only have 90 days to file a Notice of Claim and construct a valid personal injury case.

Contact our Freehold law firm to discuss your bicycle accident case

If you have been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, you need to consider your legal options immediately. Our firm has over 30 years of experience defending the rights of our clients after they are injured by negligent parties. Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. understand the impacts a serious injury has on your life. If you need quality legal services, contact our firm to assess your case and represent your future.